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Apr 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
education we provide for all our children. it's with great pleurisy introduce the mayor of the city of san francisco. good morning thank you laura republican for that kind introduction and thank you for opening your divorces to me this morning. i want to honor david and all your supervisors and to our two newest supervisors. mayor brown thank you for being here and taking the time to join us this morning. you have done so much in this county >> and since this is my first city address i'm hoping you'll cut me some slack if you chose to write about it in the newspapers. to the department heads and consistent leaders and education leaders to all of you who are online and thank you all of you for joining us this morning. and, of course, to my wonderful wife, mother and friend thank you for being here and pitting up with me for all these years >> a year ago i stood before i and score my term of office pledging to seize the year of the dragon to focus on jobs and to make bold decisions for your future. and to work together with all our stoifrz to put it lanely to get things done were when i
SFGTV2
Apr 8, 2013 6:00pm PDT
this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, labor you think non-profit and other communities who spent countless hours with us in negotiations and to the great people of san francisco who rewarded us with your support at ballet in san francisco thank you, very much. together we're putting san francisco back on the right track and building a solid foundation for all our residents. my fellow san francisco's we're living in a time of astonishing innovation and unlimited process we're driving that innovation and for or against the future right here right now not just for san francisco but for the whole world. within the lab of our technologies we're developing techniques will will save lives. to our market district we're providing the world with tools to live in the chewing print with 3-d or even topple dock - we're fashioned our food that bear
SFGTV2
Apr 7, 2013 9:30pm PDT
champions. and in 6 days our incredible 49ers will take the field with the whole city behind them. my fellow san franciscans i would smut to you our city a vital and strong. this renewed strength of our city and the renewed confidence we're the best city in 2012. the newspapers called us the best place for parks urban parks in the united states and we're among - yeah. go for our parks >> and we're among the smartest cities and the most walkable cities. yes. and continuing the environmental marketplace under our prior mayor we're the green tech capital of north america and the number one for green jobs according to the best magazines and we're also rated highly for losing weight. in the case of san francisco i believe we're so burglarized. the progress of our city is no accident. indeed we're vital, we're strong city because of the fiscally responsible direction we've teen, deliberate choice we've made to attract people into our city. whether it's a reform of our housing or infrastructure on the significant challenges we've faced we put the people's priorities head of city hall. and on this c
SFGTV2
Apr 7, 2013 10:00pm PDT
immigration reform for our country this year. we're - we are a city of imgranite and we know that some are fathers and mothers and daughters and son who work hard to commit to this city. it's time to let them come out shadows of our city we must ask washington to pass the immigration reform bill. and we must demand a pathway to citizenship in our society for every american and every san franciscan. and this san francisco of the 21 accounting century requires a violation and move our workers around the city reliablely and efficiently. and, yes i'm talking about our public transit system. i'm talking about all our transportation systems. and one day high-speed rail. i know it's frustrating to push your way onto a overcrowded bus. i know you were frustrated in the past to reach your jobs late. i'm proud to say there's changes on the way and the nation largest addition is once again focused on operations and inviting a maintenance system. this year new hybrid buses will hit the streets. 60 new trillion buses are on the way and 1 hundred and 50 the vehicles will be over hauled. we'll see more a
SFGTV2
Apr 29, 2013 2:30am PDT
and enthusiastic about our super bowl bid. it's bringing all the elements of our city together, the neighborhood, fan base and has that wonderful event. i have had a chance to relive the excitement of the super bowl and if i told steve young, i paced five yards in my office all day long and at home to relive this past super bowl. that just reflects the excitement that we have with the super bowl bid. now today, it's my privilege to co-announce with everyone here two people that are additional firepower to our super bowl bid committee. george seefrd and steve young, they really don't need an introduction but i love to talk about them to the 9ers. steve brought us his legacy. during this time, the 49ers earned the best team in the nation and continues with that legend so coach, thank you for bringing your winning record and wonderful great name to help us win another super bowl bid for super bowl 50 or 51 for the bay area. and coach seefrd's partner in 1999 was the famous quarterback steve young who through a record 6 touchdown passes during that game and became the first player to le
SFGTV
Apr 29, 2013 11:30pm PDT
jobs and it's not a criticism. i just think that if we are talking about how we can improve our city an i get e-mails a lot of times from tech companies in how do we make the neighborhoods safer, how do ideal with homelessness issues. we have to be very real about what it is to really create economic opportunities in our community so they have access to those jobs and employment. that is part of making our neighborhood safer. if we are going to make tenderloin safer, we have to hire people in that neighborhood to figure out what the job opportunities are. i'm sorry we went 2 1/2 hours. i think an important issue. thank you for your time and cosponsoring this. thank you supervisor kim. >> supervisor campos. final words. >> thank you. i'm not going to repeat everything that's been said. i want to thank everyone for the prrgs -- presentation and all the work that has been done and i really appreciate that you are really trying to do a lot with very little. the participants of the program, all of you are inspiring and it was moving to hear your stories and i know that each and everyone of y
SFGTV2
Apr 30, 2013 12:00am PDT
international level for our city. so, all of that in the context of a great anniversary, 150 years, there is going to be throughout this year, more stories to be told about what this 150 years means to our city, because, there is a lot of generations of people who came to this city, many, many years, built communities, built their small business and their livelihood and hopes and helped us to establish the fisherman's wharf and help us to establish all of the maritime that they have created life times of reasons of why people want to continue visiting our city and we need to acknowledge all of that history. and all of it has not been easy, there have been difficult things and we have had fights over what is proper, and what is not proper, but we have always had in our sites in all of these different struggles, the success of our city, the golden gate bridge and the hope that it brings to many generations of immigrants that is what our city is built on and the honor that we have with all of our labor partners who also jimmy herman and the cruise ship terminal that they are honoring and built
SFGTV2
Apr 29, 2013 4:30pm PDT
important effort for our neighborhood happen. thank you. [ applause ] >> so, i work for the city for over 13 years. and one of my first jobs was to maintain the hall of justice and so i can't tell you how happy i am today to be standing here. i just can't tell you, because of all of the needs of that facility. and in those days, the designs were a little different because we have a jail on top, and then we have chief sur's office underneath there and the court office and all of the main nens needs for all of the activities that happened on top, required huge maintenance hours and huge amounts of staff time to come and repair. and so i am very, very happy to be here. but i am going to ask the chief to come and talk about his vision of what he would like to see happen here. and to move out of the haul of justice and since he is a resident there and he has all of those experience and might want to share some of them with you. chief come and say a few words. >> thank you all for being here, to say, i mean, when we do press events but we say a lot but this is big. but it is not often
SFGTV2
Apr 6, 2013 1:00pm PDT
been here for 50 years, our 50 is one of the greatest cities to ever rise up and stand up if you meet people from oakland, they are some of the warmest people they carry hope, they use fire they -- oakland is a hub of creativity we are who we are we are political, we are artsy, we are musicians for the entrepreneur oakland is the fantastic place to be your base you can relax absorb the culture and create. and you can look for us to be a technology hub going forward and we have never been followers. and have always been leaders. it's a very unique place and a great place to live. i relax by driving through and gatherings and reliving great memorize of being a kid in oakland and then i may end up just parking around little grand lake theatre and drive down and take a look at the paramount and so if there is a play that is happening and so the first thing that i tell people is go to jack land square and you will be surprised that we have a square and so shore line and it is the it could be the giving of great say food and go see things that inspire me about oakland is again it's ability
SFGTV2
Apr 21, 2013 7:14am PDT
establish some guidelines to open up our city's data. and in the year later, the board, less legislation, the first open data legislation in san francisco that made us cutting edge throughout the country, the first to come out and say to everybody in the public, to people who wanted to create businesses, wanted to look at the city with kind of an open invitation to involve themselves with what the city had. and part of that really neat understanding was that we were holding onto so much of our own data in our own silos with our own very focused obligations that we had, and not realizing that if we had released that data to the public, we could really allow them to help us create even more efficient government, along with some very good entrepreneurial efforts that are reflected in today's announcements and some of our partners that are here today. so, three years later, after announcing this and after doing the first generation of open data legislation, open sf is still a very vigorous, and we want to do even more. we've teamed up again with board president david chiu who has been person
SFGTV2
Apr 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and is our partnership with those cities helps us fulfill our mission, to improve community health. because we know that, with improvement community development and economic vitality we get better access to care and better care. we have enjoyed a robust partnership with mayor lee since he has taken office and even before when he was the city administrator for 20 years, his dedication to the citizens of san francisco and their welfare, have made him an excellent advocate for healthcare access through such programs as healthy san francisco. so please join me in welcome can mayor edwin, lee. . >> thank you crystal and may i give you your value tine. >>> thank you. >> mayor khan, made in san francisco ... all right, good morning everyone. okay. i'll try not to isn't that correcty. and i isn't that correct isn't that correct key. and [spelling?] and so i want to thank all of you for being in san francisco and webcore and others who have been such a great part of the success in this city and i want to thank my great friend mayor khan for coming over here and later on, later this year we
SFGTV2
Apr 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
every say negative about oakland, i can say ten positives we are our own city. oakland to know it, is to love it.. >> (applause) all right. so thank you mayor khan and now we have for san francisco coming up and to sso to welcome mayor lee welcome kristine row wish senator vice senior vice president of service area of case zero permanenta. >> thank you peculiary if you have questions write them on the cards and hold your hands up. kristine >>> good morning case zero permanent at a is pleased once again to be a sponsor of this annual event where our mayors come together to share their vision for the coming year. our partnership with both oakland and san francisco is of key importance to kaiser permanent at a. we provide care to over 400,000 people in those city and is our partnership with those cities helps us fulfill our mission, to improve community health. because we know that, with improvement community development and economic vitality we get better access to care and better care. we have enjoyed a robust partnership with mayor lee since he has taken office and even before when he
SFGTV2
Apr 21, 2013 6:14am PDT
distinguished honorees for our distinguished service a word for the city and county of san francisco and the first person we will recognize tonight is vera noon tear if you can please u.s.a. plast she is the social director at the arab culture and community center and she helps hundreds of families in trans by providing social work service and is i know how important that work is and how difficult that work is and i can't thank you enough to ensure that all of our communities are cared for and ensure that all of our competency ask ins san francisco serve the arab and arab community know what to do when people walk through their doors so thank you so much vera. (applause). . >> thank you so much for your support san francisco we really appreciated it the arab community really appreciates it and tomorrow is a huge day for the community it's the beginning of the big holiday, so happy new year, (arab) thank you. you. >>> thank you vera. >> (applause). vera i do say with ask you to stay with us up here for a moment. hard work is never done alone and the best work is done in collaboration among ve
SFGTV2
Apr 1, 2013 11:30am PDT
heart. i drafted our cities first blue print to up grade our infrastructure. and in the last two years we've got funds now for the water supply to be ready for the next earthquake. in the next few weeks i'll partner together with other supervisors to get the most vulnerable buildings to be retro if i had. the rebuilding of san francisco hospital the largest bond in our history is underway on time and on budget. and just last month we broke ground on the long beach library. next month in this very community will open to new bay view library. thank you lewis herself are a listen ran of the year for 2012. thank you for making our libraries a truly assessable resource for all the families in san francisco. and under the innovative and in partnership with so many park advocates san francisco parks are among the best in the nation thanks to a $100 million from prop e including all those parks along our water front and thanks again to the voters. we're finally replacing our public streets. dp w about pave it's 1 it had street. and when we're through talk to mahammod about your favorite
SFGTV
Apr 13, 2013 6:44pm PDT
six years ago on the topic of work force, work force development. we all know our city's unemployment rate has been an encouraging indicator of our knowledge base and technology driven economy. but we've all witnessed the reality of a growing gap between the skill sets and the jobs of many residents in our city. and this has been particularly profound for san franciscans who because of challenges in educational or literacy opportunities live in an english proficiency, disabilities or their status as an ex offender, folks have not been able to get jobs in the economy that we have in san francisco. ~ in our city, we have as i think you all know, a very significant network of federal, state, and locally funded work force development programs. and, in fact, the last time the budget analyst did an audit, these programs were estimated to cost close to $30 million. in 2006-2007, the then board of supervisors working with the mayor authorized the creation under the office of -- the creation of the office of work force development which was supposed to serve as the local oversight and policy m
SFGTV
Apr 9, 2013 2:30pm PDT
to elaine warren, our city attorney at our office for working so diligently on our legislation as i know that she is working diligently on supervisor wiener and other land use legislation here for the city. so, we appreciate her ability to get this to us in timely manner so we can look at both legislations side by side. i really look forward to the discussion and the debate as we move forward. i think that there are two distinct perspectives on how reform should happen. but i think the message that reform must happen is clear on every single one, and the rest i submit. >> thank you very much. supervisor kim. supervisor mar. ~ >> thank you. colleagues, as you may know, i sit as a member of the association of bay area government or abag, along with a number of other from san francisco. and i wanted to announce an important open house and public hearing on a statewide effort that is part of the sustainable community strategies that we're building regionally throughout the state. this open house will focus on our regional plan bay area that will help hopefully create a more sustainable
SFGTV2
Apr 8, 2013 2:30am PDT
growing economy and we have invested in our city. so the year of 20 if we will, was about getting everything done. and when we did that, we were complimented by an unemployment rate that went in the last two years from 9.6% to as of december, 6.5% one of the lowest in the whole state of california that meant that 31,000 people got jobs in san francisco putting a lot more people back to work. today, when we run around our city, or ride around it or walk around it, you can count 26 criterions in the skyline of san francisco. that means thousands of good construction jobs, all residents being a portion of those constructions from the central subway to the new crudes ship terminal to the trans bay terminal that you see being constructed and the pictures of the new tour the tal tallest building west of the mississippi will be under construction shortly. nearly 11 million square feet of commercial office space was leashed out last year and 11 million is equivalent to 20 trans america buildings. half of which belong to the technology company that is have started here grown here and come
SFGTV
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
truly resilient and a model and inspiration to all of us, and to our nation. as a city that hosts many large events and gatherings i want to assure our resident that we take public safety very seriously at all of our events, whether our own marathon, or greater rates like the pride parade coming up for the summer's america's cup. or the neighborhood street fair. comprehensive and robust security plans are in place and we are constantly reviewing them especially when events like last week's unfold. i want to repeat our police chief construction last week that if we see something we need to say something. we need to keep our city that much safer when we work in partnership with our residents. at all selected take this opportunity to acknowledge that we have begun our annual budget process. thank your supervisor farrell for your work; i know that we have a lot of work ahead of us, i also want to thank supervisors mar and tank, and cohen and avalos for cohosting our recent town hall meetings. it is an important part of this process. i am looking forward to working collaboratively with all
SFGTV
Apr 14, 2013 2:30pm PDT
first five commission in our city and county. and lastly, i think some of you are history buffs like i am, and i was very happy to join ar gone elementary school's parents and their ptos and green argon committee in painting a mural depicting the richmond district's history this past saturday with presidio heights mural that has done great work, not just in the mission district, but throughout the city. but another important event expressing the history of the richmond district and san francisco's coming to the balboa theatre is the premiere of a new film called the cliff house and central heights that is being shown for the first time at the balboa theatre on friday, april 12, this coming friday. it's a documentary that celebrates the 150 years of san francisco's cliff house and thanks so much to the [speaker not understood] family for being such a great place to come and what a great restaurant and icon in our city. but also this film shows the thriving culture that surrounds the cliff house and sutro heights area of san francisco. created by the makers of the award winning film play
SFGTV
Apr 9, 2013 2:00pm PDT
appreciate your consideration. three years ago i was happy to work with mayor newsome to pass our city's first open data ordinance and at that point we were a national leader in the open data movement. unfortunately we have fallen a bit behind. at this time we have about 500 city maintained data sets, but there are literally thousands of data sets that we could put out to the public. we have known in recent years that the release of government data and improved partnership between government and citizens has led to many successes at improving government. we know this is good for open government. this is to help provide more information to the press, to the public, and really ensure that as we analyze our government data, this is leading to innovations throughout our communities. i want to just take a moment because some of our colleagues have asked me, what type of data are we talking about? let me give three examples of things that i think we could really move forward on. first has to do with rec and park. four years ago the very first meeting i had with now director phil beginsberg, i asked
SFGTV
Apr 9, 2013 2:30am PDT
myself that it was happening in our city. it takes strong personalities, it takes incredible amount of effort to depoliticized these issues. by the way, when you hear the real stories and they will probably come out, somebody will leak something, there was more than one time where everybody felt justified in walking away and i'm glad they found reasons to come back because these are important for our city and the needs of this area. it would not have been done without the board of supervisors and gaining the insight lou was creating for us. i would like to let the supervisor speak to what their passion was in keeping their focus together on it, but to say to you that it's an incredible time for the city. these are major health care institutions that we have. this will lead to hundreds of jobs for the city, permanent, long-term jobs, but ultimately, it will be another great brick in the whole health we have to share in this effort to do so and i'm so happy not only the do this but acknowledge the importance of our board having direction conversations engaged in this effort. thank you
SFGTV2
Apr 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
know, was the beginning of our city, just a few blocks here and it is the basic of the tell graph hill and it started as agricultural and fishing village, right there where down's offices are was the first fisherman's wharf. >> and it is just amazing to see how it has transformed. of course, the thing that really set the city on fire was the gold rush and in the words of one historian, the gold rush catapulted our little city of san francisco into a far greater world ride prestige and enviable position than the tiny population really deserved and we have been in that role ever since and our port has evolved with the city as we welcomed new and improved ways of moving not from what used to be a pier for substanence but something that is important to the city as food was and that is innovation and quality of life. and so i can't think of a project that epitomizes that more than the exporatorium like our city and port has continuously evolved and expand and rebuilt and on behave of the port commissioners who will raise their hands and be recognized. >> it is my honor to welcome the e
SFGTV2
Apr 4, 2013 7:30am PDT
francisco. >> thank you, thank you joaquin, thank you, welcome to our orange city hall. i want to welcome everybody here this fourthth animal america arab month of separation and it's my pleasure to join us here and many of us know that we are such a lucky city, and we are lucky because people around their world make their way to fraction, find hopey until the city they know that we celebrate our diversity and find strength in the different cultures that pretend together and now, i ask you also to bring me talent from the arab america communities to make me and help me lune run the city. yes, it's incredible. union, i think i can talk about how wonderful diversity is, but we have to get the talent from our communities to represent all of the different thing that we do in the city. and you know, tonight, even though there is something called a baseball game out there, but these wonderful events that we have in the city whether it's america's cup whether it's fleet week, whether it's the 49ers playing or the giants playing, even eventually when we land the superbowl it all board of
SFGTV2
Apr 29, 2013 3:30pm PDT
without you. to our partners the city and port of san francisco and the agencies that approved this project unanimously to bring it here. six different boards and six unanimous votes. >> and finally who welcomed us and even this fabulous institution across the street, dan, thank you. our founder, frank openhimer when he started the exporatorium created something unlike it in the rest of the we woulder. it led to the movement of thousand of similar institutions since that time and never really wanted to call it a museum and he searched for a different word and it was our neighborhood across the street, who sat down with frank to come up with the word exporatorium. but to us, the staff, we really believe that it is this wonderful, zany public, learning laboratory. and where we get to invent and create things all of the time and now we have this beautiful new platform of which to do that work. but it took my predecessor who is also here today, a french physicist. to boldly declare that it is not a place, but an idea, an idea and way of thinking to change the way was learned, and for th
SFGTV2
Apr 27, 2013 8:30pm PDT
the international conference. and thank you for visiting our city. i hope you had a great time while you're here and you will continue to explore the city this weekend. you are very lucky because we have a great, great weather. it was winter not too long ago. i think the last 24 hours, and today it's borderline between spring and summer. so, you guys lucked out on the weather. i nominated the academy university because of its commitment, long-time commitment and dedication to the beautification of san francisco. they, too, have been involved as a partner with dpw going on 10 years. they have supported the community clean team. the students and faculty come every month in large numbers to plant trees, pick up litter on the streets, and abate graffiti. and in addition to that, the academy adopted 16 city blocks in the city whereby our cap a sigma fraternity go out there every other weekend to abate graffiti. * and i was hoping that they were supposed to be here, but i told them to be here at 4:15 to accept their award. but they're not here yet and that's too bad because i wanted you gu
SFGTV2
Apr 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
and keep our city safe and i want to thank again, the men and women in all of our emergency response and our law enforcement for their dedication, today it is about celebrating the contractors and all of their great work that they are doing and working with, all of our dpw folks and everybody in the construction. because of topping of is so significant to suggest more than suggest and confirm that we are on time and on budget. you know, the confidence that the public has with us handling these bonds is very important. and i value that. i value that relationship. because for supervisor kim, and board president chiu, this is what we live for, right? supervisors we live for that public trust and we earn it to make sure that these projects are done right and on time and with that we know that we have other bonds that we will talk about more. but this is really important because it is earthquake safety. and it is today, this morning, again, with the board's help, we signed off on the soft story, seismic retrofit program to suggest that 3,000 other soft story buildings in our city will get
SFGTV2
Apr 13, 2013 4:00am PDT
city, to our state, and to our nation. and i was so impressed yesterday that both of them intently sat here yesterday taking it all in. and it was the highlight really i think of the seminar to have the evening closing remarks capped off by former secretary of state george schultz. so, thank you very much, sir, for being here. (applause) >> it is a wonderful partnership that he shares with his wife who is chief of protocol for our city and our state, charlotte schultz. so, thank you very much. (applause) >> certainly this partnership couldn't take place without all of the heavy lifting and hard work done by the san francisco fleet week association. so, thank you to general myatt for your vision. this is your three of not only the celebration events, but what you spoke to earlier. also the executive director of the fleet week association lewis lubin. thank you very much. (applause) >> i've had the pleasure of serving in the san francisco fire department for 22 years. it will benign years in nine since i stepped up and took the role of chief of the department. i continue to be proud
SFGTV
Apr 22, 2013 11:17am PDT
city and across our country. and to provide a path for them for secure ownership here in our city. second of all, to protect tenants in tic buildings. it is very important to supervisor wiener and i when we introduced this legislation, we [speaker not understood] tenant protections in tic buildings by providing lifetime leases and also providing a pool of money for affordable housing if here in our city. it is one of san francisco's greatest challenges and this legislation will create a large pool of capital for affordable housing projects here in san francisco. ~ legislation that would satisfy these goals and principle i would support. as a former tic owner, i understand the issues involved with these buildings and the toll it takes on middle income families here in our city, and i want to do everything possible to support them. in terms of the amendments to the legislation that are being offered today, i just received them a short while ago. so, i really have not had the opportunity to walk through them in detail. but i did have a chance to speak with the tenant advocates about them las
SFGTV
Apr 9, 2013 9:00am PDT
i was happy to work with mayor newsome to pass our city's first open data ordinance. and from my perspective at that time we were ahead on the open data movement. we were a real national leader in that. but unfortunately i think we've fallen a little behind and that is what this legislation is trying to address. at this time my understanding is we have about 500 city maintained data sets, but there are literally thousands of data sets that we could put out to the public. more over, the data sets that our city departments currently put out often show our city departments in their best light. from my perspective the value of open data is to give the public and the smartest minds in the city data sets that help us improve on imperfect situations, to have data sets that show where we can improve, take risks and be innovative. to do that this legislation that we're considering today does a number of things, but three things in particular i'll point out. first, it creates a chief data officer position to maintain the focus on moving forward our open data movement in san francisco city
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